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We purchased a Robert Addison winter scene in 1987(ish) from Merril Chase in the Water Tower Place in Chicago...We still love it. It is a street in winter, neatly shoveled with lights on in the houses. We always were reminded of "going to grandmas" when we looked at the picutre. Anyway...it's numbered 19/22 AP and we are wondering about it's value.  Not that we will sell it...just curious.

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Donna,
1) The 19/22 tells me this is likely a limited edition print.  A little searching online tells me Addison did many serigraphs and likely Merrill Chase subscribed for a set.  
2) I am not expert in following the print market, but follow this link to someone who is.  And who has already commented on Addison.  

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Fine-Art-3122/Robert-Addison.htm

3) Addison's original art, oil pieces on canvas, have fetched in the $300-$500 neighborhood over the past decade.  One or two large colorful canvasses, remember original oil painting - not a print edition - have turned over at about $5,000.   Bunte Auction Services in Elgin, IL has sold several large bold canvas works completed by Addison in the post WWII years.  

Susanin's Auction house in Chicago could help you if you believe you have an original oil.

Hope this helps a bit.  Glad you enjoy the artwork.  Hang it somewhere that you might enjoy gazing at it everyday!

Stu  

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American Fine Art Paintings.
Oils, Watercolors, Sketches. Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century. Hudson River School, Pennsylvania Academy, Cape Ann artists, Ash Can, Woodstock, Florida Indian River, American Impressionists, etc. I can provide some background about artists and perhaps a rough appraisal or guidance towards obtaining a value. I am acquainted with many of the best American art dealers and auction houses. Original works only, I do not follow the print market. I do NOT field questions about prints.

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I am not expert in European art. I encourage you to send questions on European artists to other experts on this service. NO PRINTS:I encourage you to seek help on prints elsewhere. Two sites come to mind: www.artoftheprint.com and www.philaprintshop.com

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I have been collecting original American Fine Art for over 20 years. I have curated art shows, and I have served as a dealer, providing appraisals and guidance for the last 8 years.

Education/Credentials
Bachelor of Arts Master of Business Administration

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